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Mack Philips took his children on a camping trip. The boys wanted to squeeze one last canoe ride in before the trip home. Mack rushes to help, when their canoe capsizes. That's when the unspeakable happened! Mack's youngest daughter was abducted by a child predator. After a massive search, evidence of Missy showed up at an abandoned cabin. Although they never found her body, everyone knew the worst had happened. For the next four years "a great sadness" fell over Mack and his family, until a note from God showed up in his mailbox. What happens next will move you to a greater understanding of God's unfailing love for us all.

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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Windblown Media
ISBN: 0964729237
ISBN-13: 9780964729230

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Mackenzie Allen Phillips's youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

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Wm. Paul Young was born a Canadian and raised among a Stone Age tribe by his missionary parents in the highlands of former New Guinea. He suffered great loss as a child and young adult and now enjoys the "wastefulness of grace" with his family in the Pacific Northwest.

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Eugene Peterson says this book is as good and as important as The Pilgrim’s Progress. Well, it really is not. It is neither as good nor as original a story and it lacks the theological precision of Bunyan’s work. But really, this is a bit of a facile comparison. The Pilgrim’s Progress, after all, is allegory—a story that has a second distinct meaning that is partially hidden behind its literal meaning. The Shack is not meant to be allegory. Nor can The Shack quite be equated with a story like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe where C.S. Lewis simply asked (and answered) this kind of question: “What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia, and He chose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?” The Shack is in a different category than these more notable Christian works. It seeks to represent the members of the Trinity as they are (or as they could be) and to suggest through them what they might teach were they to appear to us in a similar situation. There is a sense of attempted or perceived reality in this story that is missing in the others. This story is meant to teach theology that Young really believes to be true. The story is a wrapper for the theology. In theory this is well and good; in practice the book is only as good as its theology. And in this case, the theology just is not good enough.

Because of the sheer volume of error and because of the importance of the doctrines reinvented by the author, I would encourage Christians, and especially young Christians, to decline this invitation to meet with God in The Shack. It is not worth reading for the story and certainly not worth reading for the theology. -- Tim Challies

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    An excellent book that needs at least two readings. You read the first time to see what happens and the second time to get the full meaning of the lessons. Good reading even if you don't want to have to think things through.
  2. Chris
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    Amazing!
    June 28, 2017
    Chris
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    I had heard about this book shortly after it came out in bookstores, but I never bought it until recently. What an amazing and unique perspective of Faith in God, learning to forgive, and opening your mind to a different perspective of what God may look like. I highly recommend this book for anyone who may be dealing with a difficult situation of trying to forgive. I will be keeping this on my reading list for years to come.
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    only half way through the book and i love it. great read so far
  4. Julie
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    Great story!
    April 21, 2017
    Julie
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    Read this book, saw the movie, now I'm reading the book again. Paul Young is an excellent author but this story has taken on a life of it's own. The story allows us to visit with the Trinity in a way never before told. It allows us to see that God is moved by our infirmities and loves us beyond compare. He is not sitting on His throne waiting for us to make a mistake, but is waiting on us to call upon Him in time of need. Mr. Young lets us see a loving Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Purchase the book and keep it on your shelf to read again and again!
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    Absolutely spell binding, and makes you know where you want your faith to be! Even when things go wrong as they do, you can rest knowing God can make your sorrow into something bigger than you can dream.
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